October 15, 2004

GDS Beta

10 comments:

Kannappan said...

Released yesterday...Amazingly fast

Kannappan said...

The index files are stored in "C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Local
Settings\Application Data\Google\Google Desktop Search".

phoe6 said...

It was really wonderful to see the change happen so fast.
G is taking the search bar upper and upper for others to catch up.
Its tactics are also nice - Flagship product Google Search (and its default Page) in the center of almost every product of its. - I sense this is a good tactical move as well for this desktop search.

Kannappan said...

The speed of the search is amazing. Just rocks overnight. No promotions. No advertisements for the product initially. Just plainly introduced a great product. All promotions will so willingly be done by all those who use it.

Only last week, the google guys had announced that there will be a lot of services coming in. And now we already have 3 new services. All reallly useful services in a matter of just 4 or 5 days.
So what will their next service be ?

phoe6 said...

3 new services? Mobile was interesting and Desktop search is amazing (catching the gasp) making everyone wonder!
Thing to note is. they did not feature in the labs page.
So, a distributed openrating system cannot be ruled out :)

phoe6 said...

oops, I meant Operating System.
Everybody is taking so...
But they make somewhat different. It would be a good game to predict what will be next.

Kannappan said...

Definintely need a very deep understanding of Databases, Datastructures and operating systems to develop such products. Why develop...Even to appreciate the power of similar kind of products...an understanding is required.
The whole power lies hidden in our text books.

Kannappan said...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/online/story/0,3605,1260983,00.html

phoe6 said...

Need for strong foundation. Yeah. Agree with you.
Have read Bill Gates and Donald Knuth sharing and emphasing the same,and Google.. its obvious...

Kannappan said...

>>>It would be a good game to predict what will be next.

Music Search ???